Runners who have successfully completed at least five Marine Corps Marathons are eligible to join the MCM Runners Club. This exclusive group of motivated marathoners receives guaranteed annual access to MCM registration, during a designated period, eliminating any registration uncertainty for these frequent runners. In 2023, a virtual MCM or MCM50K finish will not count toward the Runners Club.
how to join
Membership is free and registration is simple. The only qualification is to have successfully completed five MCMs.
Complete the online form including the years of participation by February 21, 2023. The MCMO will verify the application. Upon processing an application, the MCM will send a welcome email including the individual runner’s club membership number. Please allow the MCM time to process applications for the Runners Club. All approved applications ensure the new member will receive the privilege of a lifetime of guaranteed MCM registration access.
runners club registration
New MCM Runners Club members who join after February 21, 2023 will not be eligible to receive access to that year’s MCM through Runners Club registration. These individuals may still pursue an entry through general registration, as guaranteed access will not begin until the following year. Receipt of the Runners Club certificate prior to February 28 is not mandatory to be eligible for guaranteed registration in the current year.
Registration for the 48th MCM for Runners Club members opens on February 15. Runners Club members will have until February 28 to register.
New MCM Runners Club members will receive a commemorative MCM Runners Club certificate and patch, as well as an email with an individualized MCM Runners Club number.The Runners Club number serves as permanent identification in event registration records. Additional five-year patches will be awarded as new plateaus are reached.
Reflecting Marine Corps values of honor, courage and commitment, MCM Runners Club members must honor the unique access membership affords and may not give this special entry to any other individual.The entry is exclusively for those who have earned it. MCM Runners Club members must register each year during the designated timeframe. Registration information will be sent by email to MCM Runners Club members. It is the responsibility of the MCM Runners Club member to maintain up-to-date contact information including e-mail, address and phone.